Seven Star Programme

THE 7 STAR PROGRAMME

On completion of 40 years of its existence, Grand Lodge of India adopted the 7 Star Programme for further development of masonry and also further activation of Lodges. This is a minimum programme which is to be adopted and acted upon by all Lodges in addition to their normal Masonic workings.

The 7 star Programme is as under:

i) Minimum net addition of 2 initiate members
A Lodge during a calendar year must add to its membership roll at least 2 new members by initiation. If there are any losses during the year by death, cessation or resignation, these losses
must also be similarly made up, during the calendar year.

ii) One Masonic Education Programme
A Lodge during a calendar year must conduct at least one programme designed to further educate its brethren in Freemasonry.

iii) One Educational Aid Programme
A Lodge during a calendar year must conduct at least one programme by which educational skills and/or aids are provided to the community. This can be done in any manner including scholarships, payment of fees, purchase of books, conduction of night classes, special tutorials, vocational guidance, imparting of vocational skills or through any other programme to achieve similar objects.

iv) One Medical Aid Programme
A Lodge during a calendar year must conduct at least one programme by which medical advise and/or aid is provided to the community. This can be done in any manner including, by providing treatment, surgery or by the organization of diagnostic camps, detection drives, eye camps, surgical camps and anything which provide medical services under proper medical supervision and necessary hygienic environment.

v) One Non-medical Community Aid Programme
A Lodge during a calendar year must conduct at least one programme by which information, advise, education, training is provided to the community. This can be done in any manner including vocational assistance, village adoption, community centres, yoga health centres, traffic island, Rural village upliftment, child care, vermiculture, solar energy, elder homes, health awareness, community aid, environment awareness, legal aid, guidance cells, educational tours and in any other manner assisting to uplift the living standards of the community around us.

vi) One programme interacting with Non-Masons
A Lodge during a calendar year must conduct at least one exclusive programme by which interaction is had with non-masons, making them aware of masonry and of its beneficial results, its efforts in improving manners and raising ethical standards by the appreciation of its principles and by the culture of rituals and also making them aware of the multifaceted services its provides to the needy.

vii) Subscribing to the “Grand Master’s Rupee Club” and to “Square and Compasses”   A Lodge during a calendar year must ensure that the new subscriptions to each exceeds 10% of the Lodge membership and or that the total membership subscription to each exceeds 50% of the total Lodge membership, in that year.

Trophy will be awarded at the Grand Festival to be held in November each year. All Lodges who complete the programme will be recognised.

Lodges are requested to send relevant details of the activities undertaken by the Lodge till 30th September  along with photographs so as to reach Grand Lodge office by 10th October each year.